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Finding Harmony Between Humans and Elephants

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….How one non-profit organisation is encouraging alternative crops to reduce human–elephant conflict in Thailand. Text Sarah Eichstadt When elephants enter her farm, Roengrom “Rom” Amsamarng runs...

Travel and Adventure

Science

The 4 Main Apps in China’s Parallel Cyberspace

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Most foreign apps are alien to Chinese residents in China. But they don't need them because local companies have developed copycats that often surpass...

The New Space Race

Culture

The Face of Islam: In Praise of an Inimitable Creation

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Text & photos by Sophie Ibbotson & Max-Lovell-Hoare It is often said that Islam does not permit the portrayal of living things in art but,...
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Daggers Forged in Fire

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Extradition Bill Shelved in HK But Protests Still Expected on Sunday

In a press conference held at 3pm on June 15, 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that she has decided to shelve indefinitely the controversial extradition bill that was the cause of the biggest civil protests in Hong Kong since 2014. Widely seen as a move...

Investigations Underway for Taiwan’s Worst Rail Accident in 27 Years

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18 were killed and at least 187 were injured when all eight carriages of a Puyuma Express bound for Taitung derailed at 4.50pm Taiwan time on Sunday, 21st October. The worst in 27 years, the accident happened near Xinma Train Station in Yilan, a county in northeastern Taiwan. 366...

Spices: Roots and Routes

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Text and images by Shreya Gopi Not only has Asia been the origin of several spices, but these treasure troves have also travelled all over the world, becoming an integral part of non-Asian cuisine. Food historian Colleen Taylor Sen has noted that from ancient times, spices from India and Southeast...

New Stream of Life

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The women’s group, Women of War helped change the reputation of Matanog and Marayag Lake from a danger zone to a tourist haven. Amidst family feuds, regionally known as 'rido', the women are beacons of peace and reconciliation.

Current Affairs

Observing The New Uzbekistan

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Central Asia's most populous nation Uzbekistan was voted for their leader. Around 20 million Uzbeks are eligible for an election on 9 July at...

Palm Progress

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Can palm oil plantations and endangered rainforests really coexist? One conservationist says yes. Text and images credit: Nathan Sen The island of Borneo, divided among Malaysia,...

Above the Water: Sea Science

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Text by Benjamin P.Horton 340 MILLION people are at risk of flooding from sea-level rise by 2050. We know that rising sea levels affect every coastal...

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing Filipino children into hazardous work

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By Marielle Lucenio The Philippines had been making slow progress in its long fight against child labour, but the pandemic reversed the gains that had...

A culture of silence blunts the impact of a new Vietnamese law against sexual...

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By Trang Vu Vietnam’s new labor law requires employers to put in place mechanisms to prevent and penalize sexual harassment in the workplace. But Vietnamese...

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The Road to Independence: Burma (1945 – 1962)

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From the 1962 Democracy Protests, through the 1974 U Thant Crisis, the 1988 Uprising, and the 2007 Saffron Revolution, to the 2021 Spring Revolution, Myanmar has fought against the whims of its military leaders and suffered at the hands of the army. To make sense of the tumultuous events of the past six decades, we must understand the complex politics and power struggles that have dominated this country once known as Burma.

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